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Street eats

Street eats

The City of Vancouver is one of a growing number of cities concerned about local agriculture and food availability; the...

Suburban nostalgia

Suburban nostalgia

Among my colleagues in urban planning, suburbia is seen as one of the most powerful forces shaping our towns and...

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Most Canadians would deny that theirs is a racist country. Scholars refer to the White Paper (1976) on multiculturalism and...

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

I wrote recently about the end of GM, and noted that many advocates of sustainable transportation were looking forward to...

Toronto does not equal New York

Toronto does not equal New York

Kramer: What’s today? Newman: It’s Thursday. Kramer: Really? Feels like Tuesday. Newman: Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel,...

Act One: Hollywood films featuring planning issues

Act One: Hollywood films featuring planning issues

In 2008’s Wall-E, Waste Allocation Load Lifter (Earth Class) operates in solitude on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Humans, with the aid...

Weather and cities

Weather and cities

In my visits to other cities, I’ve noticed how much the weather can affect my experience of the place. Whether...

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